Question: When I’m working with an affirmation, do I have to repeat it for the rest of my life?
Answer: Yes and no. Isn’t that specific? When you begin to use an affirmation, you are working with it to change your mental beliefs. You aren’t changing the Universe’s mind about you, what you want, or whether the Universe feels you deserve it. The answer to all of those questions, from the Universe’s perspective is “yes.” The only mind you have to change to accept what your affirmation is about is yours. The affirmation is to counteract the beliefs and attitudes that have restricted what you’ve wanted.
You are always affirming. Sometimes your affirmation is “I can’t.” If that’s what you believe, then that’s what you get. When you affirm, “I can,” you are beginning to flood the “I cannot’s” out of your mind. When you no longer ever think “I can’t,” and always think “I can,” then the affirmation has served its purpose. You will be experiencing what you began to use the affirmation for. So you can stop deliberately saying the affirmation.
However, when you totally believe in affirmation asserts, then your automatic response to yourself in any situation will be “I can.” Remember, you’re always affirming something to yourself. So the answer is also, “yes,” you will use your affirmation for the rest of your life. Because it will have become a part of you.
Originally published in “The Cedarfire Newsletter,” September 2000.
Copyright 2000 Linda Ann Stewart
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